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Pokemon leak hints at return to Sinnoh, but no Diamond or Pearl remake

Published: 27/Aug/2020 0:01

by Paul Cot


The leaks keep coming and this time it’s about the ever-pressing topic of a Pokemon Diamond and Pearl remake.

A long-awaited return to the Sinnoh region has been a talking point among Pokemon fans for years now. It appears to have even been teased by the Pokemon Company themselves.

Now though, yet another leak is adding fuel to the already enraging fire that is a Gen 4 remake. It isn’t quite what it seems, though.

As with all leaks, it is important to take them with a grain of salt. This particular one is certainly questionable, but we’re sharing it so you can make up your own mind.

Sinnoh Region Map
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A return to the Sinnoh region could be on the cards but not how you think…

A new game but set in Sinnoh

Firstly, the leak claims that the return to Sinnoh won’t be a Pokemon Diamond and Pearl remake. This means the next mainline game will reportedly be set in Sinnoh, but won’t be the remaster many trainers were looking forward to.

There will likely be mixed reactions to this within the Pokemon community. After all, trainers have been expecting a remaster of Diamond/Pearl for a long time now.

Gears of Eternity / Orbs of Infinity

The working titles of the games are Pokemon Gears of Eternity and Pokemon Orbs of Infinity. These are apparently a translation of whatever the working title in Japan is, so don’t expect them to be final.

Nevertheless, these titles differ from past Pokemon games. Previous games have stuck to colors for their names, although the latest games have of course gone in a slightly different direction with Sun, Moon, Sword, and Shield.

Further details

The leak goes on to list additional details about the supposed upcoming games, too:

  • There will be no gym challenge, but there will still be type specialists to face throughout
  • Type specialists are split into two teams depending on which version you’re playing
  • One version will use Megas and the other Dynamax
  • There will be an Elite 4 and champion to battle

The split between Mega Evolutions and Dynamax seems strange and certainly doesn’t give the leak any additional credibility. However, it is claimed the story is “about how the respective Legendary had distorted time and space to allow Mega/Dynamax to occur.” Make of that what you will.

Again, this is all unsubstantiated information and should be taken as such. We now have several options for what the next mainline game will be: Pokemon Let’s Go Johto, Diamond Pearl remake, or a new game set in Sinnoh. The rumors will no doubt continue.


Where to find new Regi-Pokemon, Regieleki Regidrago, in the Crown Tundra

Published: 23/Oct/2020 16:47 Updated: 23/Oct/2020 16:57

by Paul Cot


The Pokemon Sword and Shield Crown Tundra DLC has brought an array of new and returning Legendary Pokemon with some brand new Regi-Pokemon among them. Here’s where you can find Regieleki and Regidrago.

The original Regis were introduced all the way back in the Hoenn region. Since then, there hasn’t been any new ones released, so the addition of Regieleki and Regidrago will certainly be welcomed.

They are only available in the Crown Tundra portion of Pokemon Sword and Shield. Fortunately you can get them almost immediately, which is in contrast to the story driven process of catching Calyrex.

The Terrible Titans Lurking Locked Away

Before we can get these exciting new Regi ‘mons though, we’ll need to catch the originals. They can be found in temples throughout the Crown Tundra, and unlike in Pokemon Ruby and Sapphire, they are easy to encounter.

Here’s Regirock, Regice and Registeel’s temple locations:

  • Regirock: Northeast of Dyna Tree Hill
  • Regice: Snowslide Slope
  • Registeel: West of Giant’s Bed
Regirock Regice Registeel Crown Tundra
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Regirock, Regice and Registeel are actually pretty easy to get hold of in the Crown Tundra…

Catch Regirock, Regice and Registeel first

When you reach any of the above locations, you will be given a small puzzle to solve. Don’t worry, as we said before you don’t need to be a Pokemon master to solve these.

When opening Regirock’s temple in Dyna Tree Hill you’ll be greeted with the message: “Let the first Pokemon hold a never-changing stone.” Sounds complicated, right? Wrong.

Simply give the first Pokemon in your party an Everstone and you’ll be granted access to the temple.

Meanwhile, Regice’s temple asks you to “Walk together with a living crystal of snow.” So, to open the temple, you’ll need to make a Cryogonal your Buddy Pokemon.

By sheer coincidence (not so much), there’ll be one outside in the closest patch of grass. Buddy up with one and you’ll be encountering Regice in no time.

Lastly, there is the formidable Registeel. This is even easier than the first two as the message, “Let ring the piercing note that will wake the giant of steel,” requires nothing more than a whistle.

That seems an overly simplistic way to awaken one of the strongest Legendary Pokemon, but we’re not complaining. Each temple has a pattern of Regi dots on the floor. To begin the encounter of each Regi, light up all of these by walking across them – it really is that simple!

Regieleki OR Regidrago

Unsurprisingly finding Regieleki and Regidrago isn’t as easy. Firstly head over to the Giant’s Foot within the Crown Tundra.

Eventually, you’ll come to a tunnel overlooking a lake, these are the Roaring-Sea Caves. Jump on your aquatic bike and make your way down there.

This will take you to an area called the Frigid Sea. You’ll need to jump back in the water very quickly, making your way to the land opening to your right. Try to avoid the Avaluggs which are disguised as icebergs!

Keep making your way round to find the temple where Regieleki and Regidrago reside. Unfortunately, you cannot get both of these Pokemon, at least within the same save file. So, you’ll need to make a tough choice between the electric or dragon-type Regi.

Regieleki Regidrago Pattern
Use the pattern on the left to encounter Regieleki, and the one on the right for Regidrago…

The temple – Split-Decision Ruins

As you approach the temple, there is a Pokeball on either side. The one on the left contains the TM Thunder and the one on the right Outrage – their sides indicate which of Regieleki and Regidrago you’ll encounter.

To enter you’ll need to have all three of the original Regis in your party. This of course shouldn’t be a problem, given we have just caught all of them. At this point, we’d recommend saving just in case you change your mind on anything.

Upon entering the Split-Decision Ruins you’ll notice you’re shown two patterns. Remember these, as the left one will result in encountering Regieleki and the right Regidrago.

Using the circles on the ground, walk across them to make one of these two patterns. Walk over to the statue and you’ll be able to encounter the Regi-Pokemon you chose via the pattern.

Both of these will be at Level 70, just like other Legendary ‘mons. It’s a shame you can’t get both of them, which makes your decision all the more important.

One other very exciting thing about these Regis, and the originals, is they can all be found in Shiny form, unlike a lot of other Legendaries that are Shiny locked. It may take you a lot of soft resets, but if you’re patient enough, you could have four Regi-shinies by the time you complete The Terrible Titans Lurking Locked Away chapter.